The Story of Good – Learning to Steward the Good Within.
First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss. ~ Genesis 1: 1-2 (TM)
“In the beginning,” the Voice spoke, “there was Good.”
“In truth, there has never been a time,
When Good has not been present.
Good transcends time.
Good is time. Time is Good.”
“But Good is not a person, is it?” I asked.
“You are right.
Good is more than a person, My child, yet Good is a person.
Good emanates from the Creator, and the Creator is a person.”
“The Creator is Good. Good is the Creator.
It’s the Creator who formed Good,
Yet the Creator has never been anything other than Good.”
“We here. The Three of Us. Are the Creator.
Allow Me to introduce you to Good.”
“My Name is Spirit. I am like the Wind.
I blow wherever Good abounds,
Spreading Life where there is none.”
“His Name is Jesus, the Son.
He is the fleshly manifestation of Good.
Like Water, He flows abundantly over dry and arid land.”
“And now, meet the Father. He is like Fire.
The True Source who holds all Good within Himself,
Yet, He freely fans the flame of Good in every direction for all time.
Forever and ever. Amen.”
“In the beginning, We Three created the heavens and the earth.
Father, Son, Spirit. All together for the purpose of spreading Good.”
“We created Light and Dark, Sea and Sky,
Earth and Sun, Moon and Stars.
Making something beautiful and precious out of nothingness.”
“We shaped the Earth with Our own hands,
Making Her into a life-supporting globe,
Breathing Life in and through Her very being,
Bringing forth an abundance of all that is Good.”
“We filled the Earth with Life. And it is Good.
From the smallest bird and insect,
To the largest life forms on the planet,
We birthed a menagerie of living beings,
All connected in a circle of light,
Dependent upon Us and upon each other.”
“All for the purposes of Good.”
Ponder on these things:
Go back into your earliest memories as a child and reflect upon something good that you can remember.
Was that good there because of a special person or a special event?
If so, reflect on those feelings you had as you recall that special person or event.
Over a period of about eight weeks (3 sessions per week), we will take you on a poetic journey (26-sessions) we call The Story of Good. We suggest you bookmark our blog series homepage to keep all the writings in one place for your future reference. Take note that each blog session begins with a short scripture reading. My suggestion is that you don’t hurry through, or skip the text, but treat it as a Lectio Divina reading where you slow down and sit a bit with God’s Word, allowing it to penetrate and influence you as you read. Each session also ends with a few thoughts to ponder on. I look forward to hearing some of your insight as we journey together!
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These words are so full of life. It feels like it saturated my soul and spirit.
Jim. I am honored by your gracious response. So glad these words are a blessing! Hooray!